On this date in Mountlake Terrace history: Calvary Church demolished

On March 9, 2017, the Calvary Tabernacle Church in Mountlake Terrace at 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West was demolished to make way for a five-story mixed-use apartment complex. The congregation has moved to a different location in Lynnwood. The property sold for $2 million. (Photos by David Carlos)

South County Fire focuses on outreach during Community Risk Reduction Week

In honor of Community Risk Reduction Week Jan. 20-27, the South County Fire outreach team has been reviewing 911 call data. Community Risk Reduction is a data-driven process to help communities identify their risks and develop a plan to reduce those risks that are viewed as high priority. South County Fire is one of 25 fire…

Scene in MLT: Kayak Christmas

“Christmas gift?” I asked. “Yep,” said the dad, as his son, Joel, 11, took the green kayak out on its maiden voyage on Lake Ballinger. I said, “He didn’t want a video game for Christmas?” The dad said, “No, he also wanted a tent. It’s a bit cold to try that out today.” As Joel…

Scene in MLT: Community senior center hosts Holiday at the Lake craft fair

Tables featuring locally-made crafts filled the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center Saturday afternoon as the center hosted the annual Holiday at the Lake craft fair. The holiday bazaar featured crafts, including knit scarves, jewelry, hats and other items handmade by local artists and entrepreneurs. This year’s event included merchandise from 25 vendors. Prior to the…

Scene nearby: The Bon Marche marches on

The old Bon Marche building (aka, Bon Macy’s, aka, Macy’s) is slowly being demolished at Northgate Mall.. Northgate Mall will be transformed within a couple of years as an NHL training center, and an office/residential complex. — Top photo courtesy Google Maps/Bottom photo by David Carlos

Scene nearby: Annual Turkey Trot 5k draws record crowd, food bank donations

A record number of community members kicked off their Thanksgiving festivities Thursday morning by participating in the Turkey Trot 5k to support the Lynnwood Food Bank. The sixth annual event held at Edmonds Community College drew 199 participants who ran,  jogged or walked around the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course. Community members of all ages turned…

Snohomish County Sea Hawkers raise funds for Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is the latest fundraiser for the Snohomish County Sea Hawkers — a chapter of the Seattle Seahawks Sea Hawkers Booster Club. Last week the club stood outside the 172nd Street and Highway 99 Walmart to collect donations for the event, which will place wreaths on the graves of veterans at Seattle’s Evergreen…

Scene in Brier: Veterans remembered at Abbey View Memorial Park

As the final resting place for hundreds of veterans, Abbey View Memorial Park in Brier was adorned in red, white and blue over the Veterans’ Day weekend as American flags marked the gravesite of those who had served. The 85-acre site, located on Alaska Road in Brier, is the final burial site of veterans who…

Scene in MLT: Holiday bazaar season kicks off at Mountlake Terrace HS

The Mountlake Terrace High School Holiday Bazaar welcomed more than 70 vendors and excited shoppers to the high school on Saturday. Tables and booths displaying food, crafts and wares were lined up in the school gym and upper floor hallways for the annual event. The event marks the start of a busy local bazaar season….